About 80% of the world's population relies on plants or
plant extracts for medicines.
Poison plant : All parts of the Oleander (Nerium oleander), a common plant
throughout the world, are extremely dangerous. Bees that gather too much nectar
from its flowers make poisonous honey and people have died after eating meat
cooked on oleander skewers.
One full-grown tree neutralizes the carbon dioxide output of one person.
The oxygen produced from a vegetated area of 35m. sq. is sufficient for one person per day.
For every hectare of land without green cover, 24kg. of fertile top soil
is removed by wind and water every year.
Trees and plants are able to reduce the temp. of an area by as much as 10 degrees Centigrade.
Over 25% of our medicines are derived from plants.|
Trees are able to reduce noise levels by about 6-8 decibels for every 30 m.
sq. of tree cover.
Only 2% of the world's estimated plant species have been
evaluated for their medicinal uses.
Plants & Trees at Inheritance India :
From initial visits by botanists, we have identified over 50 species of large and
very tall trees, some of whom are more than 75 years old. A comprehensive study
is on the anvil.
It is clear that we have a lot to learn from this magical little forest. Besides
gathering information and ongoing research on the biodiversity, monitoring and
controlling poaching activities, we have started a very small tourist operation,
which we plan to develop into a state of the art, exclusive destination.
As you can see, the the Inheritance India sites hold a rich diversity but is awaiting
further scientific documentation as of now. Even while we have definite plans already
in place for some specific groups of organisms, the door is wide open for qualified
personnel to conduct scientific exploration of biodiversity, well within the principles
of conservation. The offer is open for student projects, research programs, validation
studies of scientific concepts and long-term ecosystem monitoring and analyses.
Inheritance India would provide hospitality, methodological assistance, and local
support, the terms and costing of which can be had by return e-mail.
Inheritance India Land Conservation Company
4, Shakti, Gr Floor, 521 Adenwalla Road, Five Gardens,
Matunga, Mumbai 400019, India.
Tel: +91 (22) 3090 1718 / 2414 5225. Fax: +91 (22) 2415.
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